Among the dedicated cigarette sticks in the “Glo Hyper” series of heated cigarettes developed by British American Tobacco (BAT), the “Kent True Rich” series emphasizes the cigarette feel.
This time, the series has been newly added to the vanilla-flavored regular “Kent Neostick True Rich Clear” and the muscat-flavored menthol “Kent Neostick True Rich Green”. The author, a heavy smoker, checked the cigarette.
BAT’s Glo Hyper series of heated cigarette sticks Kent Neostick True Rich Clear (left) and Kent Neostick True Rich Green cigarettes. Released on August 29, 2022, 500 yen for a pack of 20 bottles (available at convenience stores, GLO stores, general tobacco stores, and glo & VELO official online shops nationwide)
The “Kent True Rich” series meets the expectations of those switching from cigarettes
The evolution of heated tobacco and its special sticks is competing to reduce odors as much as possible. There is also a tendency to pursue a taste that eliminates the unpleasant taste unique to heated tobacco due to the sharpened technology.
Against this backdrop, the Kent True Rich series, which was born from the Kent True series of strong-tasting tobacco sticks exclusive to the Glo Hyper series, is a product group that focuses on a wild smoking sensation reminiscent of cigarettes.
It has a strong and strong taste and an odor that even makes you feel a chemri feeling even though it is steam. “Kent True Rich” is a series made for switching from cigarettes, with a tough taste.
The existing lineup consists only of the regular “Tobacco” and the royal refreshing “Menthol”. It is a form in which new flavored regulars and menthol have been added.
The “Kent True Rich” series comes in four types. From left to right: “Tobacco”, “Menthol”, “Clear”, “Green”
Vanilla flavor regular “Kent Neostick True Rich Clear” review
The vanilla flavor is familiar in the regular type of cigarettes. In addition to Kent, brands such as Peace and Winston Caster have a vanilla flavor. The model used is the new model “GLO Hyper X2”
When I opened the box, the aroma of dried tobacco leaves combined with the vanilla flavor gave it an emotional aroma like cigarettes. This can be expected. First, heat it in normal mode and taste it.
When the heat is sufficiently circulated throughout the stick, the aroma of vanilla spreads strongly. However, the actual taste is not sweet, but a crisp tobacco taste. If anything, vanilla seems to play a role in masking the smell of tobacco. There is a notice paper in the box, and it clearly states that it “reduces odors”, but I feel that it is covered with vanilla instead of reducing the smell itself. In the second half, the vanilla flavor became a little dull.
However, when I smoked it in boost mode, the impression changed completely, and the vanilla flavor volatilized nicely and changed to a high-quality tobacco taste with a faint sweet aroma. The guttural kick to the throat and the edgy steam heightened the feeling of chemri, and I certainly felt a feeling similar to that of a cigarette. This is “sinful horses”.
Slightly sweet, close to “Kent Mild” feel, but more tobaccon.
Muscat-flavored menthol “Kent Neostick True Rich Green” Review
The name “green”, but with a muscat flavor
When you open the box, there is a vivid menthol smell and a slight sweet aroma. If you smell it closely, you will see, it has a muscat flavor. First, try it in normal mode.
The refreshing refreshing sensation of the smell reaches the back of the throat. And the sweet flavor of muscat spreads on the exhaled steam. However, the scent of hot muscat is a little uncomfortable. Some people may find it chemical.
Next, try tasting it in boost mode. Here, too, the muscat-flavored chemistry jumped out nicely, and the slight acidity stood out, transforming it into a fruity flavored menthol. This is good.
【Summary】Boost mode makes you feel good!
It was a strong system recommended for those who want to switch from cigarettes to heated tobacco.
The “Glo Hyper” series changes its taste in normal mode and boost mode, which have different heating temperatures. I felt that both of these products were tailored to taste great in boost mode. In particular, I was surprised to find that the regular flavored type “True Rich Clear” reproduced the sinful feeling unique to cigarettes when I tasted it in boost mode.
However, compared to cigarettes, the odor is reduced, but among the sticks dedicated to heated cigarettes, it is a wild one with a strong popcorn smell, and the cigarette butts also smell like it. If you are considerate of your surroundings, it is better to use an ashtray that can be sealed.